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SSD.... Raid 0 and advances in gaming

pucak

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Is it worth of buying 2x SSDs for gaming?
I mean is it boosting IOPS, speed of loading,transfer 2x? ...
 

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Is it worth of buying 2x SSDs for gaming?
I mean is it boosting IOPS, speed of loading,transfer 2x? ...
Short answer, no.

Scenario 1
Imagine you're in an online multiplayer, you load in 2 seconds FLAT AND THEN... you sit and wait for everyone else to load before the game starts. Feels like a pointless venture doesnt it?
Scenario 2
You're playing Crysis, normal loading of a level might take you 15 seconds. On and RAID 0 SSD it loads in 13. Did those 2 seconds affect the quality of your life and gameplay?
Scenario 3
You play Total War Shogun. SSD is totally worth it, along with an 8Ghz core on a processor.

I personally believe SSD's are entirely pointless for gaming except in extremely specific circumstances. I personally have almost 2TB of games, so it would never work for me.
 

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Aa

Short answer, no.

Scenario 1
Imagine you're in an online multiplayer, you load in 2 seconds FLAT AND THEN... you sit and wait for everyone else to load before the game starts. Feels like a pointless venture doesnt it?
Scenario 2
You're playing Crysis, normal loading of a level might take you 15 seconds. On and RAID 0 SSD it loads in 13. Did those 2 seconds affect the quality of your life and gameplay?
Scenario 3
You play Total War Shogun. SSD is totally worth it, along with an 8Ghz core on a processor.

I personally believe SSD's are entirely pointless for gaming except in extremely specific circumstances. I personally have almost 2TB of games, so it would never work for me.
Thaks... I thought so its worthless to buy 2 :)
 
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yup..currently i use RAID 0 SSD, no clear advantage over single SSD in gaming.
 
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I use 6 x RAID 0 SSD with an Areca 1882i/x with 4GB of cache and it takes off a bit more than 2 seconds from loading time. But the truth is I don't know what difference it's made. I never appear to wait for loading though... If that makes sense?
 
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SSDs are for gaming. Before I was using SSDs I would hardly play as the wait for big maps was painful. I have used SSDs in a RAID 0 but the benefit was minimal and the risk of errors was great. Not worth the headache in RAID but huge + over platter drives